Global femme leader Sheila Kelley is a passionate voice for the advancement of women in the world. Her personal mission is to elevate feminine culture so that it is more in balance with male-dominated culture. Through her women's fitness company Sheila Kelley S Factor™, Sheila is redefining "striptease" and "pole dancing" into an artistry of female empowerment for women. Through her #RedefiningSexy campaign, she is redefining "sexy" by inspiring women to believe in their natural beauty.
Sheila studied ballet, anatomy, and movement physiology at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts. Her vast educational background includes 11 years of women’s studies, psychology, female neurology, and hands-on experience working with women of all ages and backgrounds. The world’s leading authorities in personal development, including Tony Robbins, often reference the depth and global significance of Sheila's findings. With a strong scientific foundation highlighting the differences between the genders, Sheila hopes to empower all women to express their sexuality in a wholesome way without shame or judgment.
Sheila Kelley is the author of The S Factor: Strip Workouts for Every Woman. She has been a frequent guest on Oprah, The Martha Stewart Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 20/20, 48 Hours, The View, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She is also a respected Hollywood actress, known for her roles on TV shows such as Gossip Girl, Lost, L.A. Law, ER, and The Sopranos, as well as numerous films, including Matchstick Men directed by Ridley Scott, the iconic hit movie Singles directed by Cameron Crowe, and Dancing at the Blue Iguana, which Sheila co-wrote and produced.
Sheila was a guest speaker at TEDx AmericanRiviera's "The Unthinkable" event on 11.11.12 in Santa Barbara, and she has a new book due out in 2013. The S Factor Workout™ is available exclusively in licensed studios located in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Encino and Costa Mesa; at-home workout DVDs available through SFactor.com; and at Sheila's premier weekend retreats across the globe. S Factor clients include Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kate Hudson, Vivica A. Fox, Cindy Crawford, and Marisa Tomei for her Academy Award nominated performance in The Wrestler.
Sheila resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Richard Schiff of The West Wing, and their two children, Gus and Ruby.